DIY Hutch Re-Style
Re-styling and recycling is something I didn't think I would love because it is soooo easy to just go and buy what you need these days. But I love the satisfaction of saving a completely useful piece of furniture and putting it to good use. It is just about seeing past the colour and lack of knobs.
I probably should now admit I have an obsession with white furniture (Hi, my name is Barb and I am a chronic lover of white furniture)... is there a special group I need to go to for my obsession ??? 😉
There is something dreamy and coastal about white furniture and how a light room can put you in a good mood ( please nod here if you agree... :-))
So my love for white paint is being sloshed around my home and keeping Bunnings hardware store in business.
I didn't take a picture of this buffet/ hutch before, in all her 'brownness' but here she is with her first coat of primer.
Oh, the first coat always makes me think that this painting thing will never work out...but trust me, the primer is so worth it.
I also have to admit that this wasn't a quick job...but I enjoyed every minute of it!
Step 1 - After a good wash down and clean, I applied 2 coats of primer designed to stop the old brown stain from bleeding through. Then I sat back and thought, heck, one more won't hurt...so I applied another coat of primer. Phew!... I am sure 2 would have been plenty but better to be safer than sorry once the paint goes on.
Step 2 - The next step was applying the glossy, gorgeous paint...a water-based enamel, that when it dried, it was so pretty and smooth.. (Yes, I think I was staring at this little beauty for too long! :-)) I applied 2 coats of the glossy paint and then I let the whole piece cure for 7 days.
This is such a beautiful piece of furniture that has been transformed!
I added a little bit of sparkle by draping some fairy light over the hutch.
So pretty of an evening ... adds a little bit of glamour!
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